The Humphrey School of Public Affairs Presents

Margot Lee Shetterly

The Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series
Past event
Feb 21, 2017
Margot Lee Shetterly

Doors at 5:00 pm

By telling the astonishing story of African American women who served as “human computers” behind the scenes at NASA helping to fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space, Hidden Figures author Margot Lee Shetterly breaks open critical conversations about issues of race, gender, and science. 

Set against the rich backdrop of WWII, the civil rights era, and the fight for gender equality, her New York Times best seller celebrates the ways women and people of color have contributed to American innovation and also explores prejudice, bias, and other compelling issues impacting civil rights. 

Hidden Figures is also the basis of a major motion picture that that opens in theatres nationwide in January. 

Lecture followed by conversation with Michele Norris Executive Director, The Race Project, Aspen Institute Former Host, National Public Radio

A book signing follows the lecture and discussion.  Books will be available for purchase courtesy of the University of Minnesota Bookstores.

Ticket Update: 
Due to popular demand, all tickets have been claimed for this lecture. Please check back on Wednesday, February 15 at noon as tickets that were returned by other guests will become available at that time.

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The Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Carlson and the Carlson Family Foundation.